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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Continental Climate



What is it today? What will wash over us like a tsunami? The ebb and flow of empires is a messy thing. Mongols. Turks. Cossacks. Nazis. Communists.

You can stay and long for a country gone, or go and it's the same. But all invaders can be outlasted, if you pass down the memory of the time before they came. 

Bela Bartok

2 comments:

Casey Klahn said...

I like the story of how he is buried in ignominy in New York with 10 mourners present. Then, after the collapse of Hungarian communism, he is reentered in Budapest to a state funeral. Cool revenge move, Béla Bartók.

Casey Klahn said...

Of course I meant "reinterred."